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After 6 months of work its finally DONE!!!

Well i started this project in late june. Drug my feet on the project but finally finished it.

Re-sawn(book matched) walnut crotch panels.
Cherry frame.
Curly cherry top with walnut inlay.
Drawer fronts resawn(book matched) from one 8/4 slab i milled last year.
European drawer slides
Textured glass i got from a local artist.


Let me know what you think.
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very handsome!

The pictures don't really do it justice I can tell. Nice combination of woods. Maybe some detail photos? The glass is a different touch as well. Thanks for posting, bill

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Looks like 6 months well spent. Great work and a beautiful piece. Congrats on a job well done.

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Looks great from here.

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What a gorgeous piece of work! Nicely done!

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Time produces good wines too. Nice!

I'm just starting to pay attention to furniture design so I'm curious why you put the drawers behind glass doors? Is that from some particular furniture style, or have some function, or something creatively custom for this piece? Whatever the answer, let me know if you tire of it in your space and I'll be glad to give it a home.
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Nice work! The panels and top are gorgeous. Elegant style, too.
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Time produces good wines too. Nice!

I'm just starting to pay attention to furniture design so I'm curious why you put the drawers behind glass doors? Is that from some particular furniture style, or have some function, or something creatively custom for this piece? Whatever the answer, let me know if you tire of it in your space and I'll be glad to give it a home.
I did the doors/drawers the way they are because I currently keep my furniture at home. I live at home(going to college full time). So as of now i knew i wanted a dresser, but the doors gives it the opportunity to be a media cabinet or side board later on down the road if need be to fit my future living conditions. I just turned 21 so who knows what the future will hold.

Also i wanted to do something different and conceal the dresser look on a day to day basis.

I always start with a general idea of how i want it to look and start making saw dust altering it as i build.( this is not the smartest way of doing things because i often cost myself more money by changing things). How ever this piece was relatively cheap coming in at around $650 in material.

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Sweeeeet!!

Very nice project. You can't go wrong with a walnut and cherry combo. I'm not familar with the term "European drawer slides" but sounds sexy. I'm currious about the finish - it's beautiful. Good job!
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The drawer slides are under mounted. They also close themselves when close to shut using a pneumatic actuator to prevent the drawer from slamming shut.


Finish is a hand rubbed tung oil mix we get made for us

followed by a coat of liquid wax to give it a silky smooth finish without the thick look of polyurethane

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Very nice!
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Very Nice !!!

I'll take one to go.

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Beautiful work. That apprenticeship must have been a great experience. Maybe I should quit my job.

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Really nice job. 21 huh? Sheesh.
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Incredible and inspiring.. Way to have the patience to make such a beautiful piece.
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very nice!

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